Shiniest Objects: Acclaim Falls, Huxley Rises

Every day, Horrible Night is on the look out for the most interesting news items in the gaming industry to pass along to you with our unique take. The articles that just miss the cut end up in the Shiny Objects feed which can be viewed here (or on the sidebar of the site) and subscribed to here. Each week we will be recapping the shiniest of the objects, while looking for your feedback so that you can help us define what type of gaming news is the most interesting.

Lots of little surprises this week, but no revelations as we look forward to PAX Prime this coming weekend.

Tell us what we missed and what we got right with the wrong opinion.


Have you been waiting here this whole time?!

27 headlines distracted us last week, in reverse chronological order here’s the best from that list.

DeathSpank: Thongs of Virtue sequel coming to XBLA, PSN in September – Joystiq
Holy hell that is awesome. Well played, Hothead.

Rock Band Network 2.0 Details Revealed – G4
Great additions, and it make sense to not have the Pro Guitar at launch. They have to see how successful it is first before they devote the dev time to it.

The Sacrifice DLC Coming to both Left 4 Dead 1 and 2 – Co-Optimus
Love that it works with both games.

Mass Effect 2 ‘Shadow Broker’ add-on priced and dated – Destructoid
Actually this is the first bit of DLC for ME2 that I’m actually interested in from a story standpoint.

Torchlight 3 out before Diablo 3, Runic CEO hypothesizes – Joystiq
I think it’s kind of awesome that the CEO of Runic is a Blizzard fan and realizes the two companies are operating on two completely different scales.

Download the Shank soundtrack, watch the launch trailer – Joystiq
Free awesome video game music? Yes please.

Xbox Live audio quality boosted in fall update – Joystiq
Hopefully we notice a difference.

Best Buy Launches Nationwide Video Game Trade-Ins [Trade-ins] – Kotaku
If this is successful, it’ll be funny to see how Gamestop adapts.

Brad Pitt To Star In Red Dead Redemption Movie? – G4
Great idea actually. So it won’t happen.

Acclaim is dead, for real this time – Destructoid
Farewell, old friend.

Epic Mickey Collector’s Edition will cover your belongings in paint – Joystiq
That Mickey figure may end up making me buy this game…

Huxley: The Dystopia Still Alive – Evil Avatar
Jeeze. I was excited about this game before the 360 even came out. Can’t believe it’s still out there.